DONG Energy Signs Letter of Intent with NaiKun Wind Energy Group in British Columbia, Canada

​Offshore wind project could support British Columbia’s commitment to develop clean, renewable energy.   Today, DONG Energy and NaiKun Wind Energy Group have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) which gives DONG Energy the exclusive rights to negotiate a joint development agreement for the Haida Energy Field Offshore Wind Project in British Columbia and explore the potential for establishing a long-term partnership with Naikun Wind Energy Group. Located in Hecate Strait, between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert on the British Columbia mainland, the Haida Energy Field location has some of the strongest, most-consistent winds in the world and comprises of a 550-square kilometer area. The project would feature bottom-fixed structures

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World’s first offshore wind farm now dismantled

​Vindeby Offshore Wind Farm near Lolland in the south east of Denmark was constructed in 1991 as a demonstration project which was to prove whether it was possible to generate green power offshore. Now, the dismantling process has been completed. The world’s first offshore wind farm was a great success, but after more than 25 years of operation, the Vindeby wind turbines were worn down, and DONG Energy therefore decided to decommission the wind farm. In March 2017, contractors commenced the dismantling of the 11 wind turbines. Blades, nacelle and tower were dismantled and taken down individually by a mobile crane and placed on board a so-called jack-up vessel. The concrete

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DONG Energy and Global Infrastructure Partners to form 50/50 partnership to build German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2

DONG Energy and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), a leading independent global infrastructure investor, jointly announced today that Global Infrastructure Partners III (GIP III), a fund managed by GIP, has entered into an agreement to acquire a 50% stake in the Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore Wind Farm project from DONG Energy for a total consideration of approximately EUR 1,170 million. Borkum Riffgrund 2 is a 450MW offshore wind project in the German North Sea, currently being constructed by DONG Energy. DONG Energy will provide a full-scope EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contract for the construction of the project. In addition, DONG Energy will provide operation and maintenance services and a route

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Siemens Gamesa to supply 752 MW to DONG Energy in the Netherlands

The company will install 94 wind turbines at the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind power plant, which are scheduled for commissioning in 2020. The power supplied by this facility will be sufficient to cover the annual energy requirement of one million households. Siemens Gamesa and DONG Energy have signed an agreement1 for the supply of 94 8-MW turbines (752 MW) at the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind power plant being developed in Dutch waters. The contract additionally includes maintenance of the turbines. The wind power plant will be located 22km from the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland with a water depth of 14-38m and will cover

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DONG Energy and Vattenfall cooperate on emergency power supply for Horns Rev

​Cooperation is possible, even if you are competitors. The two companies have initiated a common project to ensure the emergency power supply for DONG Energy’s wind farm, Horns Rev 2, and Vattenfall’s upcoming wind farm Horns Rev 3. Both DONG Energy and Vattenfall Vindkraft A/S now secure their billion DKK investments in the Horns Rev 2 and Horns Rev 3 wind farms in the North Sea with a mutual agreement on supply of emergency power for each other’s wind turbines if their respective export cables to land fail. The turbines must always have power supply Niels Møller Jensen, project manager, Vattenfall “If the export cable fails, it’s not only critical

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DONG Energy is rapidly advancing in the UK

Expansion within offshore wind power makes DONG Energy one of the largest foreign investors in the UK energy sector. And now the company is also rapidly advancing in the power market. DONG Energy has secured its largest contract so far in the B2B market in the UK. The customer, Welsh Power, left their previous supplier in favour of DONG Energy, which is a relatively new player in the UK power market. With delivery to more than 4,000 points of consumption, Welsh Power is the largest multi-site customer in DONG Energy’s history, and the contract means a doubling of the number of UK sites receiving power from DONG Energy. Competing from

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DONG Energy to launch battery solution at offshore wind farm

​The global leader in offshore wind power is to integrate a battery system into its Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm for the delivery of frequency response. The first of its kind wind power and battery hybrid system at an offshore wind farm is to provide frequency response to help keep the grid frequency stable at 50Hz and maintain the operability of the grid DONG Energy has today announced plans to offer frequency response from its existing Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm using a combination of wind power and battery. DONG Energy will present the solution later today as part of its R&D conference at Offshore Wind 2017 – see conference

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First power at Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm

​Electricity has been generated for the first time at DONG Energy’s Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm, located off the North Norfolk coast. With the initial turbines installed, power from the first turbine is now being exported to the national grid. Race Bank consists of 91 Siemens 6 megawatt (MW) turbines, including the first ever wind turbine blades manufactured at the Siemens blade factory in Hull which are expected to be installed later in the year. Approximately two thirds (around 180) of the blades at Race Bank will come from the Siemens facility in Hull. First blades from Hull Klaus Skoust Møller, Race Bank Programme Director at DONG Energy, said: “I’m

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1.4 GW offshore wind announced in Germany with zero public financial support

On 13 April, the German network regulator announced the results of the first offshore wind auction in Germany. EnBW and DONG Energy have won the rights to build offshore wind farms in the German North Sea. Commenting on the results, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson said: “The result of the first offshore auction in Germany is excellent news. For the offshore industry and for energy consumers. It proves that the trend towards cost reduction in offshore wind continues. And that record-breaking bids in Denmark and the Netherlands in 2016 were no exceptional cases. Government schemes for offshore wind like in Germany have been instrumental to reduce costs. They have allowed the

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Aggregated Micro Power Plc and DONG Energy team up

The two companies will work together to create value and address challenges within the UK energy market. DONG Energy has entered into an agreement with Ashford Power Ltd, a project company developed and managed by Aggregated Micro Power Plc (AMP). The agreement involves an innovative approach to capture market opportunities and also provides a robust and financeable solution to a market segment which faces increasing competition. DONG Energy will be controlling the plant remotely from their 24/7 trading desk in Denmark which is responsible for identifying opportunities to optimise the operation of the plant based on changes in demand and production. “We’re very pleased to enter into this agreement with

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